With the winter still upon us, the British Naturopathic Association has issued some simple tips on avoiding the common cold.
The organisation advises to support the body’s self-healing ability and remove obstacles to healing in the following ways, including:
- Herbs such as ginger, garlic, thyme, elderflower and cinnamon, when added to teas or food, can be beneficial for fever management.
- Foods such as onions, garlic, fennel, cloves, elderberries and green tea have medicinal qualities that could be beneficial in supporting respiratory conditions.
- Supplements such as vitamin D3/K2, echinacea, vitamin C and probiotics may be beneficial, and zinc gluconate has been shown to reduce overall viral loads and is effective for sore throats.
- Acupuncture may be helpful in opening up the lung meridians.